Ok, first off this is an old nw8440. Not much but all I've got right now, and this thing has been extremely reliable for me so far. Anyway I will explain that I had put a new harddrive in it and a copy of Win7 that had been collecting dust since I'd gotten rid of a newegg custom build a while back.
Reading into it, its supposed to work mostly fine but really nw8440 doesn't support Win7 and I've had a couple minor issues, so I want a dual boot with XP on it too. So yesterday I proceeded to start installing XP on the 2nd partition, the D drive. This is actually the original installation cd that came with the computer.
As you know, after doing the basic stuff, it is supposed to then boot you into Windows XP and finish the installlation. Well I guess it was stuck, I got the "could not read from selected boot disk" error. I tried messing with the repair option a few times, to get the bootcfg working, but nothing, the computer wouldn't run. So I gave up there and popped the Win7 cd in to do the quick repair, and now I'm able to start the computer again. There's some files there in the D drive from the attempted XP install.
So, how can I get XP working now? I think I might be getting closer, I've used EasyBCD 2.2 to add Windows XP from the list, and on restart it gives me a choice. Choosing XP just gives me an error, but I've noticed the path is all wrong, it tells me:
For XP: \NST\easyldr1
There's no winload file in the XP directory, but I'm hoping I can point into to something there, and it should load up, I will have the installation cd in, and it will finish the install like normal